New dwarf galaxies could unlock mysteries of dark matter (Wired UK)

March 10, 2015 12:04 PM

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Astronomers from the University of Cambridge described the findings as "completely unexpected" and said they could help determine whether our current model of the cosmos makes sense.

As well as being small, dwarf galaxies are also very dark. They contain up to 99 percent dark matter and just one percent observable matter. This makes them ideal for testing current theories about dark matter and its role in the universe. Dark matter, which can only be seen through its gravitationa...

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